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Cerambycidae of the World

Biology and Pest Management, 1st Edition

Edited by Qiao Wang

CRC Press

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Wang has gathered contributions from an impressive cohort of the world’s most respected experts on longhorned beetles. Chapters review both basics of cerambycid taxonomy, mor- phology, and behavior (feeding, reproduction, and chemical ecology), as well as more applied concerns, such as laboratory rearing, pest control, and bio- security. Overall, this volume is a valuable contribution to the literature as a "one-stop shop" for readers seeking a comprehensive overview of longhorned beetles… It represents a tremendous effort on the part of Wang and the authors, and has resulted in a much-needed update to the literature. This volume is the only work of its kind available at this time, and is a valuable addition to the library of any scientist studying wood-boring beetles.

- Ann M. Ray, Biology, Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohioin The Quarterly Review of Biology, Volume 94, 2019

There are more than 36,000 described species in the family Cerambycidae in the world. With the significant increase of international trade in the recent decades, many cerambycid species have become major plant pests outside their natural distribution range, causing serious environmental problems at great cost. Cerambycid pests of field, vine, and tree crops and of forest and urban trees cost billions of dollars in production losses, damage to landscapes, and management expenditures worldwide.

Cerambycidae of the World: Biology and Pest Management is the first comprehensive text dealing with all aspects of cerambycid beetles in a global context. It presents our current knowledge on the biology, classification, ecology, plant disease transmission, and biological, cultural, and chemical control tactics including biosecurity measures from across the world.

Written by a team of global experts, this book provides an entrance to the scientific literature on Cerambycidae for scientists in research institutions, primary industries, and universities, and will serve as an essential reference for agricultural and quarantine professionals in governmental departments throughout the world.

Reviews

This recent book comprises 13 chapters summarizing current knowledge of longhorned beetles, with a focus on pest species. Wang has gathered contributions from an impressive cohort of the world’s most respected experts on longhorned beetles. Chapters review both basics of cerambycid taxonomy, mor- phology, and behavior (feeding, reproduction, and chemical ecology), as well as more applied concerns, such as laboratory rearing, pest control, and bio- security. Overall, this volume is a valuable contribution to the literature as a "one-stop shop" for readers seeking a comprehensive overview of longhorned beetles.

Since the 1960s, there have been few works written about the family Cerambycidae as a whole. Cerambycidae of the World is the only recent contribution to the literature with a worldwide focus, and it is a welcome update to the works of earlier authors. Introductory chapters present valuable information about cerambycid classi?cation and natural history. The ?rst chapter contains diagnoses and keys to both larvae and adults of all subfamilies, accompanied with line drawings and/or black-and-white photographs of important characters. Chapters 2 and 4 draw from the global literature to give readers a thorough overview of cerambycid life history and reproductive biology—not an easy task for a family of insects with more than 36,000 species. Later chapters focus on application, featuring excellent contributions from Millar and Hanks (Chapter 5) on pheromones, from Keena (Chapter 7) on laboratory rearing, and from Eyre and Haack (Chapter 13) on cerambycids as invasive species and regulations to prevent introduction of pest species. Each of these chapters stands out for high "citability." Some chapters are written more as encyclopedia entries rather than narrative reviews, making those chapters useful references for individual taxa.

Overall, this book provides an excellent overview of the biology and economic impact of cerambycid beetles. It represents a tremendous effort on the part of Wang and the authors, and has resulted in a much-needed update to the literature. This volume is the only work of its kind available at this time, and is a valuable addition to the library of any scientist studying wood-boring beetles.

- Ann M. Ray, Biology, Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohioin The Quarterly Review of Biology, Volume 94, 2019

Table of Contents

Preface

Editor

Contributors

1. General Morphology, Classification, and Biology of Cerambycidae

Marcela L. Monné, Miguel A. Monné, and Qiao Wang

2. Life History and Population Dynamics of Cerambycids

Robert A. Haack, Melody A. Keena, and Dominic Eyre

3. Feeding Biology of Cerambycids

Robert A. Haack

4. Reproductive Biology of Cerambycids

Lawrence M. Hanks and Qiao Wang

5. Chemical Ecology of Cerambycids

Jocelyn G. Millar and Lawrence M. Hanks

6. Cerambycids as Plant Disease Vectors with Special Reference to Pine Wilt

Süleyman Akbulut, Katsumi Togashi, and Marc J. Linit

7. Laboratory Rearing and Handling of Cerambycids

Melody A. Keena

8. Natural Enemies and Biological Control of Cerambycid Pests

Timothy D. Paine

9. Cultural Control of Cerambycid Pests

Qiao Wang

10. Chemical Control of Cerambycid Pests

Qiao Wang

11. Cerambycid Pests in Forests and Urban Trees

Robert A. Haack

12. Cerambycid Pests in Agricultural and Horticultural Crops

Qiao Wang

13. Invasive Cerambycid Pests and Biosecurity Measures

Dominic Eyre and Robert A. Haack

Index

About the Editor

Qiao Wang, PhD, is a professor of entomology at the Institute of Agriculture and Environment, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand. He earned his MSc under Professor Shu-nan Chiang from Southwest Agricultural University, Chongqing, China, PhD under Professors Ian W.B. Thornton and Tim R. New from La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia, and postdoctoral experience under Professor Jocelyn G. Millar from the University of California, Riverside, before joining Massey University. He has studied cerambycid beetles since 1982. His research team currently focuses on plant protection, insect behavior, biological control, and evolutionary biology. Dr. Wang’s experience in Australia, China, New Zealand, and the United States is reflected in his more than 300 publications; work with more than 70 postgraduate, postdoctoral, and visiting scientists from around the world; service on editorial boards of a number of international journals and international expert panels; and chairmanship of international conference sessions. Dr. Wang was awarded the 2012 Distinguished Scientist Award by the Entomological Society of America for his outstanding contributions to entomological science during his career.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NAT001000
NATURE / Animals / General
SCI011000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
SCI025000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / Entomology
SCI086000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General
TEC003000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General